“Ireland’s Catholic bishops have restated their opposition to gay marriage today, claiming that ‘sexual differentiation is intrinsic to our understanding of the sacrament of marriage’. In a statement, the bishops said they had addressed the issue of the Christian theology of marriage at a meeting last week. ‘In view of the current debate in our society about the nature of marriage, sometimes promoted by individuals or institutions who claim support from Christian ideals, the bishops reiterated that marriage presupposes the mutuality and complementarity of the sexes,’ the statement said.” [Irish Times]